RLX Technology stock sank as much as 45% on Monday after Chinese officials said they will increase regulations on e-cigarette sales in the country.
Haze Fan, who works for the Bloomberg News bureau in Beijing, has been detained by Chinese authorities since Monday, Bloomberg reported Friday. China is said to have confirmed Thursday that Fan was being held “on suspicion of engaging in criminal activities that jeopardize national security.” Fan was last seen being […]
US intelligence found that local officials failed for weeks to report the coronavirus threat to Beijing, hindering attempts at stemming the spread of the virus, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The Times said US officials had relayed findings of an internal report concluding that officials in Wuhan, China – […]
An internet addiction treatment facility in China placed children in solitary confinement for up to 10 days, according to a report from CNN. Four men from the detox-style camp have now been sentenced to prison, with one man receiving a three-year sentence. Internet addiction was classified as a clinical disorder […]
Books will be written one day about President Donald Trump and his administration’s litany of coronavirus denialism and incompetence. But they should spare a few chapters for the World Health Organisation for credulously parroting bogus information from the Chinese government that proved to be a danger to global health. The […]
Friday and Saturday are meant to be the most festive days of China’s year. Instead they are stalked by fear and anxiety. As the coronavirus outbreak centered in Wuhan has spread, ordinary Chinese people are increasingly turning of local officials – a rare step in the authoritarian nation. They cite […]
Social media startup TikTok has published its first ever transparency report, which shows how many times any government or law enforcement agency asks that content be removed or hand over information about users. TikTok claimed the Chinese government did not make any content removal or information requests for the first […]
China has announced new regulations for publishing video games in the country after an eight-month freeze on new releases last year. China is one of the most important markets in the video game industry, generating more than $US30 billion in revenue each year. While video games are popular in China, […]
Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the world’s second largest smartphone maker. It’s the first time since 2010 that Apple has not been ranked number one or two. Huawei’s biggest challenge in the US and Australian markets remains its connections to the Chinese government. Huawei has surpassed Apple to become […]
The Chinese government is working to combine its 170+ million security cameras with artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology to create a vast surveillance state. The government isn’t quiet about its efforts, often playing up technological successes in state media to convince the populace of its impressive capabilities. But recent […]
The Trump administration this week said tariffs on $US50 billion worth of Chinese goods would go forward, even after the two countries reached a preliminary trade deal. The Chinese government blasted the decision and said “we aren’t afraid of fighting” a trade war. Analysts speculated that the move could be […]
President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that tariffs on $US50 billion worth of Chinese goods would go forward despite a broad trade agreement. In response, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said it was “surprised” by the move but at the same time “somewhat expected” it. China also promised to “defend […]
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